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Crystal Financial, Intersections Complete $20MM Debt Financing

March 22, 2016, 08:02 AM
Filed Under: Technology

Intersections Inc. announced that it successfully completed a $20 million term loan financing with Crystal Financial LLC (“Crystal”). Additionally, the company noted that during the fourth quarter of 2015, it closed a private placement of 3.0 million shares of its common stock, raising gross proceeds of $7.5 million. The company will use up to a maximum of $15 million of the proceeds from the term loan in connection with the market launch of the company’s pet health monitoring solution, the Voyce Pro Wellness Monitoring Program™, with the remaining portion to be used for general corporate purposes of the company’s Identity Guard® and other businesses. For the duration of the three-year term of the Crystal debt financing, any additional capital needs of Voyce® can only be funded from cash generated from Voyce’s operations or a third-party equity investment directly into Voyce, which is subject to limitations in the credit agreement with Crystal. In connection with the term loan, the company terminated its existing loan agreement with Silicon Valley Bank. Loeb Partners served as the exclusive placement agent in the debt transaction.

 “We are pleased to announce these two financing transactions to further fund the sales, marketing and operations of our Voyce Pro Wellness Monitoring Program. Voyce Pro™ enables veterinarians to better monitor an animal’s health by providing biometric data and insight that we believe has never been available before,” said Michael Stanfield, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intersections Inc. “These funds will also give us the financial security to continue executing our corporate transformation program and invest in our growth platforms with a structure that creates more financial independence between our two primary businesses.”

“Intersections has robust capabilities in the collection, management and monitoring of data. Not only are they leaders in providing consumer identity protection services, but they also are using their expertise to deliver an innovative product for consumers to manage their pets’ health. We are delighted to be involved with Michael and the entire management team and look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership,” said Cheryl Carner, Managing Director of Crystal Financial.

Intersections Inc. provides innovative, information based solutions that help consumers manage risks and make better informed life decisions. Under its Identity Guard brand and other brands, the company helps consumers monitor, manage and protect against the risks associated with their identities and personal information. The company’s subsidiary Intersections Insurance Services provides insurance and other services that help consumers manage risks and achieve personal goals. The company’s i4C Innovations subsidiary provides Voyce, a groundbreaking pet wellness monitoring system for pet owners and veterinarians. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, the company was founded in 1996.

Crystal Financial LLC, a portfolio company of Solar Capital Ltd., is an independent commercial finance company that provides senior and junior secured loans for both asset-based and cash flow financings (minimum of $10 million in fundings) to middle-market companies. Its team of experienced, responsive professionals has underwritten, closed and managed more than $20 billion in secured debt commitments across a wide range of industries.

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